Popped in to the supermarket yesterday to pick up a few things and came to the conclusion that there just is not the range of organic products here that there is at home.
On the other hand there are some great products and brands, particularly when it comes to personal hygiene, like Kiss My Face, Tom's of Maine and Burt's Bees. Not to mention the Boiron range of homeopathic products.
There is also a great range of non-gluten products as well as rice, kamut and spelt products.
It is however frustrating that these "alternative" products have their own department in the supermarket, rather than side-by-side with the mainstream products, making them more easily comparable.
But as for organic coffee? I didn't find any, and there was no mention anywhere of Fair Trade.......
There is no doubt that the range of products here runs circles around what we have in Sweden, but then again I'm not so sure we need "low acid apple juice" or "vitamin enriched bread", or the extensive range of pre-fabricated products that are available.
I did hear some good news yesterday though, that the Provincial government are finally banning the use of pesticides. Every year I am stunned to see the "do not go on the grass, pesticide in use" signs on the front lawns around the neighourhood. It is not a popular decision, but not before time! Environmental awareness is slowly creeping in to the legislation and affecting the masses.